The Necessity of Anti-semitism (Hardback)
  • The Necessity of Anti-semitism (Hardback)
zoom

The Necessity of Anti-semitism (Hardback)

(author)
£18.95
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 26/09/1997
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
The essays and causeries gathered in this collection of Frederic Raphael's provocative and corrective `occasional writings' are not all on Jewish themes. But the author is undeniably a Jew, a sceptical Jew of Anglo-American parents and largely European experience and habit. He is a liberal, middle-class novelist and screen-writer for whom modern literary and social history is a puzzlement demanding close analytical attention. As the title, with its wry allusion to Shelley, suggests, it is impossible to forget the past. Raphael is, after all, an accomplished classicist. But how shall we make `reasonable' sense of a world that has proven and proves unreasonable time after time? By close attention to facts and what they can mean, to the written word and what it can mean and conceal; by a refusal to acquiesce in inhumanity. `Art', he declares, `is the only means by which we can combine truth with a certain hope.' The essays, in a wonderfully readable and persuasive way, seek to indicate how a humane secular society can and must retain its roots in what it has perforce to transcend.

Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781857543247
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 652 g
Dimensions: 224 x 143 x 31 mm
Edition: New edition

You may also be interested in...

Create Dangerously
Added to basket
£1.00
Paperback
We Should All Be Feminists
Added to basket
Musicophilia
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Landmarks
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Why I Write
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Tipping Point
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
A Room of One's Own
Added to basket
Books v. Cigarettes
Added to basket
The Doors of Perception
Added to basket
The Lion and the Unicorn
Added to basket
The Road to Wigan Pier
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
England Your England
Added to basket
The Good Immigrant
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.